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UPPO aggregates the most important news and information about unclaimed property, including updates on legislation, reporting and compliance. Read the most up-to-date headlines here, and join UPPO for access to govWATCH for frequent briefings on state-specific legislation.

UPPO leadership is available to speak with the media on a variety of topics related to unclaimed property. To request an interview, contact Toni Nuernberg, executive director at 763-253-4344 or toni@uppo.org.

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State Legislative and Regulatory News
Tuesday, June 9, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
California Hosts Holder Webinar »
California’s Outreach and Compliance Unit of the State Controller's Office, Unclaimed Property Division is hosting a free...
Thursday, April 30, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
California Postpones Final Remit Report and Remittance Due Date »
California Controller Betty Yee has issued the following notice to holders :   Due to the COVID-19 pandemic...
Friday, April 3, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
Delaware Extends Feb 2020 VDA Invitation Deadline »
Delaware issued an alert extending the February 2020 invitations to join the VDA program to May 22, 2020.  ...
Wednesday, January 8, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
ERISA Advisory Council 401(k) exemption recommendation »
In November 2019, the ERISA Advisory Council recommended to the Department of Labor that 401(k) accounts remain ERISA exem...
Friday, November 22, 2019
NAUPA Provides Guidance on Reporting of IRAs and Tax Withholding »
The National Association of Unclaimed Property Administrators has issued the following guidance for retirement plan admini...
Saturday, April 20, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Colorado Passes RUUPA-Inspired Bill »
Colorado Governor Jared Polis signed  S.B. 88  into law on April 16, 2019. The RUUPA-inspired bill includes prov...
Tuesday, March 12, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Minnesota Introduces RUUPA-Inspired Legislation »
  On March 7, 2019,  H.F. 2208 , an appropriation bill that includes RUUPA-inspired language, was introduced i...
Wednesday, February 20, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
GAO Calls for Clarity Regarding Unclaimed 401(k) Plan Tax Treatment »
On Feb. 19, 2019, the U.S. Government Accountability Office  issued a 59-page report  calling on the Internal...
Wednesday, February 20, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Delaware Unclaimed Property Website Moves »
The Delaware Office of Unclaimed Property website has moved to  unclaimedproperty.delaware.gov . The basic website a...
Saturday, January 12, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Clarification Regarding Delaware Annual Report Filings »
UPPO recently received reports that Delaware unclaimed property staff has notified some holders that they are required to...
Tuesday, November 20, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
IRS Grants Extension »
On May 29, 2018, the IRS issued a ruling stating that traditional IRA holders must withhold 10 percent tax and issue a...
Thursday, June 28, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
IRS Revenue Ruling Spells Out Requirements for IRA Holders »
The biggest issue arising in June was the  IRS Revenue Ruling   stating that traditional IRA holders must wit...
Sunday, June 3, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Colorado RUUPA Legislation Stalls »
Colorado  S.B. 240 , the state’s bill based on the Revised Uniform Unclaimed Property Act, has been indefinitely...
Sunday, June 3, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Pennsylvania Considers Unclaimed Property Legislation »
  In Pennsylvania,  H.B. 2167   and companion bill  S.B. 1058   provide that securities, s...
Saturday, April 28, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Recent Bills Signal Custody of Escheat Trend »
Recent legislation in three states indicates a potential trend related to limits on property owners’ ability to claim fund...
Saturday, April 28, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
California Revisits VDA Legislation »
UPPO  recently signed on as a sponsor  of California A.B. 2773, a bill to establish a voluntary disclosure pro...
Monday, January 29, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Ohio Amends Unclaimed Property Regulations, Effective Feb. 1, 2018 »
  The state of Ohio recently published revised unclaimed property administrative rules. They go into effect on Feb...
Wednesday, January 3, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Delaware Names Brenda Mayrack as State Escheator »
On Jan. 2, 2018, Delaware’s Department of Finance announced the appointment of Brenda R. Mayrack as Delaware’s new state e...
Wednesday, December 6, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
New Jersey Publishes Proposed Gift, Stored-Value and Payroll Card Rule »
On Dec. 4, 2017, the New Jersey Treasury Department’s Unclaimed Property Administration published a proposed amendment a...
Tuesday, November 14, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Ohio Issues Proposed Unclaimed Property Rule Amendments »
On Nov. 9, 2017, the Ohio Department of Commerce published amendments to the state’s unclaimed property administrative rul...
Monday, November 6, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Changes Proposed to New Illinois Unclaimed Property Statutes »
On Nov. 1, Illinois Rep. Michael J. Zalewski filed House Amendment 2 to Senate Bill 868 , which would make significant...
Wednesday, October 4, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Delaware Appoints New State Escheator »
On Oct. 3, 2017, Delaware Department of Finance Secretary Rick Geisenberger announced the appointment of Jennifer Noe...
Tuesday, October 3, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Delaware Issues Final Unclaimed Property Examination Regulations »
The state of Delaware has issued its final Department of Finance regulations, effective on Oct. 11, 2017.   “...
Friday, September 29, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Delaware Announces Plans to Send Out-of-Compliance Notices in October »
On Sept. 29, 2017, the Delaware secretary of state issued a statement announcing his office plans to send notices beginnin...
Monday, August 28, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Illinois Governor Vetoes Unclaimed Life Insurance Act Amendment »
On Friday, Aug. 25, 2017, Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner issued an amendatory veto of H.B. 302 , legislation that would ame...
Thursday, August 24, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Texas Designation of Representation Form Is Now Available »
With the Sept. 1 effective date for Texas law H.B. 1454 just a week away, Texas posted a form that holders may provide...
Thursday, August 3, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Delaware Publishes Proposed Examination Regulations »
On Aug. 1, 2017, Delaware published proposed regulations for unclaimed property examinations in its Monthly Register o...
Thursday, June 15, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Delaware recommends extension of estimation regulation adoption »
On June 2, 2017, Delaware Senate Bill 79 was amended to include, among other things, a change to the date for adopting...
Tuesday, April 18, 2017   (2 Comments - view/add)
Illinois considers changing due diligence requirements »
  Illinois S.B. 1470 would require holders to send owner notices via certified mail if property is valued at o...
Thursday, March 30, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Utah is second state to adopt RUUPA-inspired bill »
  Utah Governor Gary Herbert signed Utah S.B. 175 into law on Friday, March 24. With the passage of S.B. 175,...
Wednesday, February 22, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Florida's pre-reporting note to holders »
  Florida has new changes to its unclaimed property reporting process that holders need to be aware of during the...
Thursday, February 9, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
New York reduces voluntary compliance program lookback period »
  New York reduced the look-back period used in voluntary compliance program to 10 years. It was previously 20...
Tuesday, February 7, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Delaware first state to enact version of RUUPA »
  On Thursday, Feb. 2, Delaware Governor John Carney signed Delaware S.B. 13 into law. It adopts provisions f...
Friday, November 11, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Iowa publishes final revised regulations »
This regulation rescinds and readopts Code Section IA ADC 781-9, relating to unclaimed property, primarily for the purpo...
Monday, October 10, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Wisconsin updates holder reporting guide »
   Wisconsin recently published a new holder reporting guide. Here are the updates included in the new guid...

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